Political Science | Introduction to International Relations
Y109 | 15785 | Thompson
This course is an introduction to international politics. No
previous background is assumed. We will examine the historical
evolution of international politics and how its structures and
processes interact to shape the world in which we live. Equal
attention will be paid to patterns of conflict and cooperation,
international political economy, and international policy problems.
The anticipated and primary texts for the course are Kegley and
Raymond, and Tessman. Evaluation will proceed along customary
lines. There will be three exams at assigned times in addition to
some brief essays on current event topics and a final. All
identification terms and essay questions will be revealed prior to
testing. The point is not to catch you unaware but rather to focus
and facilitate your digestion of the course material.